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Life and Arts

Texas Immersive production ‘Elysian Heights’ longlisted for BAFTA Student Awards

Texas Immersive production ‘Elysian Heights’ longlisted for BAFTA Student Awards

Maya Thakur, General Life&Arts Reporter July 16, 2024

Last April, a year and a half of preparation paid off when the Texas Immersive Institute Class of 2024 opened its “Elysian Heights” exhibit to the public. Described as a student-led immersive experience...

July theatre events for Austinites to enjoy before summer’s curtain call

July theatre events for Austinites to enjoy before summer’s curtain call

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter July 16, 2024

For Austinites searching for fun activities to enjoy before summer ends, the city provides a multitude of performances for theatre fans wishing to escape the July heat. The Daily Texan compiled a list...

July theatre events for Austinites to enjoy before summer’s curtain call

July theatre events for Austinites to enjoy before summer’s curtain call

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter July 14, 2024

For Austinites searching for fun activities to enjoy before summer ends, the city provides a multitude of performances for theatre fans wishing to escape the outdoors’ heat throughout July. The Daily...

‘Fly Me to the Moon’: One small step for man but no great leap for filmmaking

‘Fly Me to the Moon’: One small step for man but no great leap for filmmaking

Analise Pickerrell, General Life&Arts Reporter July 14, 2024

“Fly Me to the Moon,” directed by Greg Berlanti, comedically draws on a 1960s space race conspiracy theory through the lens of a romance between a launch director and an advertising specialist determined...

Glen Powell lights up big screen with recent projects, look into UT alum’s filmography

Glen Powell lights up big screen with recent projects, look into UT alum’s filmography

Stephanie Jumper, General Life&Arts Reporter July 14, 2024

UT has proudly produced an impressive number of notable alumni, from political figures to business moguls to the film industry’s top-billed names. One of UT’s former students recently ignited the big...

Lisa Dang-Bromley, the founder of Deaf Artisan Market Day (DAMD), sells crafts under her brand Moon Dang at the DAMD event in Texas School for the Deafs Seeger Gym on July 9, 2024.

Deaf Artisan Market Day spotlights deaf businesses

Stephanie Jumper, Life&Arts General Reporter July 14, 2024

Vendors decorate booths with their signature items, showcasing handmade crafts, detailed designs and tempting treats for potential customers perusing the gymnasium. Although markets remain commonplace...

mxmtoon performs at Emos on July 8, 2024.

YouTube-grown artist mxmtoon spends 24th birthday headlining in Austin

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter July 12, 2024

“That beats any song I could end the set with,” mxmtoon (pronounced M-X-M-toon) said tearfully after her band and first Austin concert audience sang her happy birthday on Monday night. Currently on...

‘MaXXXine’: Hollywood’s a killer in this nut-sploding finale

‘MaXXXine’: Hollywood’s a killer in this nut-sploding finale

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter July 12, 2024

“MaXXXine,” the long-anticipated sequel to “X” written and directed by Ti West, follows Maxine Minx (Mia Goth) as she ventures into Hollywood during the 1980s to finally become a movie star all...

‘Despicable Me 4’ feels uninspired, rushed despite great animation

‘Despicable Me 4’ feels uninspired, rushed despite great animation

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter July 12, 2024

“Despicable Me 4,” directed by Chris Renaud and Patrick Delage, follows Gru (Steve Carrell) and his family as they are forced to go into hiding after notorious villain Maxime Le Mal (Will Ferrell)...

BLK ODYSSY poses for a portrait outside of Orb Studios on July 10 before a listening session for his upcoming album 1-800-FANTASY.

Austin-based artist BLK ODYSSY talks cinematic songwriting, reflects on NPR Tiny Desk concert

Amelia Engstrom, Life&Arts Desk Editor July 12, 2024

“As a writer, I tend to tell stories more than write songs,” Austin-based, alt-pop artist BLK ODYSSY told The Daily Texan in an interview about his upcoming tour and album. After establishing himself...

Five varying study abroad opportunities for Spring 2025

Five varying study abroad opportunities for Spring 2025

Tyler Pullum, General Life&Arts Reporter July 9, 2024

With a number of study abroad opportunities this upcoming school year, students may wonder where to start looking in their journey to go abroad. Participating in study abroad programs gives students the...

Samantha Leonard films a video clinking glasses with attendees of Sunday’s “A Taste of Italy” brunch at L’oca d’Oro in Mueller, hosted by her social group ATX Brunch Girls.

Women’s social group celebrates one year, cultivates community in Austin

Trinity Orosco, General Life&Arts Reporter July 9, 2024

For some, summer means tanning on a boat in the middle of Lake Travis and swimming in the water to cool off. For others, summers entail crafting vibrant floral arrangements while meticulously selecting...

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